Art festival weekend -- it should be my favorite time of year. It wears thin! Or did this past weekend! I really shouldn't complain -- it was gorgeous weather -- in fact, really warm weather! Good for some, not-so-good for a reason you'll see in a minute!
This past weekend WKAR had a booth at the festival. This meant more or less being tied down! (I did get away for our Cork Poppers wine tasting -- more on that in the next post.)
It also meant -- especially because I got to leave early for that -- I didn't get out to much of the cool art, except for what I passed by!
But the booth was a hit. We had Word Girl, PBS' newest powerhouse series (vocabulary for kids).
We had lots of calls about Word Girl before the event. Some of the kids waited for a long while to get a hug!
Our other featured guest was "Cat in the Hat" who attracted a lot of adults who remembered the wonderful stories, including MSU University President Lou Anna Simon!
The kids loved "Cat," too, who got right down on the ground to meet them eye to eye!
It was beastly hot, no pun intended for that cat with a huge hat and furry costume and a superhero dressed in padded fleece and a big head. It is almost impossible to explain how hard the young women who portrayed these characters worked and how hot and exhausted they were.
But they were indeed a hit! Especially with me!
My view of the festival -- I saw some crowds...especially at the Main Music Stage.
Got to see wonderful Root Doctor lead Freddie Cunningham sing the blues on my way to lunch...
...and did end up with a very quick stop at one of my favorite pottery booths, colorful glazes by Alice Ham.
My favorite site of the day? This "invention" -- the doggie stroller. It's a bit of a "pet" peeve of mine that so many people bring their dogs on such warm days when water isn't easily available and the cement is so terribly hot. This woman got it right!
And then it was off to wine. But that's the story for another day!
(NOTE: Over at my book blog, Chopsticks and String, my take on the novel "Sarah's Key" is still up. Coming soon -- a more arty look at Paris, setting for that novel!)
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